The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 – Disciplinary Procedures 2020

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 establishes the new independent Legal Services Regulatory Authority to regulate all legal practitioners, along with the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal to hear disciplinary cases against barristers and solicitors. The Act makes radical changes to the manner in which legal professionals are regulated. A number of complaints have already been dealt with by the Tribunal. This 2020 one hour lecture covers the main changes in terms of disciplinary, complaints procedures and deals with some of the cases that have come before the Tribunal.

The content covered is set out below:

  • The end of self-regulation
  • Complaints and disciplinary proceedings under part 6 of the Act.
  • Misconduct under the Act
  • Referral of complaints by The Bar Council, The King’s Inns and The Law Society
  • Limitation periods
  • Preliminary review and admissibility
  • Inadequate services & excessive costs
  • The Review Committee
  • Mediation of complaints
  • The Complaints Committee
  • The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Appeals to the High Court

Teaching methods:  

Lecture / e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To review scheduled booking options, please refer to: 2020 Legal CPD programme

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